COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - According to Columbus plastic surgeons at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery, facelift surgery is generally considered the most inclusive approach to diminishing the appearance of facial wrinkles and sagging skin caused by aging, stress, and a variety of lifestyle/environmental factors. Though several variations of the procedure exist, Dr. Jeffrey Janis -- a Clinical Professor and the Executive Vice Chairman of the OSU plastic surgery department -- states that traditional facelift surgery typically involves the lifting of skin, tightening of underlying muscles, and removal of excess skin.

For qualified patients, Dr. Janis says facelift surgery can provide a number of distinct benefits, including a more youthful, refreshed, and rested appearance. In addition to being in good overall health and having realistic expectations for the outcome of the operation, he goes on to note that ideal candidates for the procedure often possess one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Deep facial lines, wrinkles, and/or folds
  • Sagging skin in the mid and/or lower facial region
  • Drooping and/or displaced facial fat
  • Loose skin and/or jowling in the neck area

As with most surgical procedures, having ample time available for recovery should also be taken into account when determining proper candidacy for facelift, explains Dr. Janis. Following surgery, he says most patients require about ten days before they feel comfortable returning to non-strenuous jobs and normal daily routines. Additionally, heavy lifting and rigorous exercise will generally need to be avoided for at least two weeks to help ensure proper healing.

Ultimately, Dr. Janis and his fellow surgeons at OSU believe facelift surgery can often be an excellent option for individuals who are looking for a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation and can no longer achieve their aesthetic goals through nonsurgical means. For anyone interested in this popular cosmetic enhancement procedure, the practice advises seeking a board certified plastic surgeon to make certain they receive the most ethical and effective treatment possible.

About the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery

Comprised of 16 physicians specializing in a range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery fields, the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery offers a full span of treatment options, including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, and body contouring. Additionally, the practice provides breast reconstruction, skin cancer reconstruction, and complex reconstruction after trauma, as well as various pediatric surgery procedures.

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